NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Join McKinley High's class of 2012 in their countdown to graduation with the release of Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album, available May 15. The commemorative release captures the bitter sweetness of senior year with the Glee cast's triumphant versions of Queen's "We Are The Champions," Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" and Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up." Glee fans will get a sneak peek of 8 new songs recorded for the season finale, including Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days," Beyonce's "I Was Here," Madonna's "I'll Remember," and Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)." The season 3 finale will air at a special time following American Idol on Tuesday, May 22 at 9PM ET/PT on FOX. Also included in this collection is the Glee cast's version of "We Are Young" by fun., which sold over 137,000 tracks in its first week and debuted at the top of the digital charts.
Glee returned last week from its mid-season hiatus with the cast embarking on the journey to graduation. With the school year drawing to a close, New Directions get ready to take on the competition at nationals and its members prepare themselves for one of high school's biggest milestones - the prom. The remainder of the season will feature highly-anticipated selections from Saturday Night Fever as well as a poignant Whitney Houston tribute episode.
From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the pop phenomenon "Teenage Dream" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold more than 43 million songs and over 12 million albums worldwide. Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
The full track listing for Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album is as follows:
- We Are Young
- Edge Of Glory
- I Won't Give Up
- We Are The Champions
- School's Out
- I Was Here
- I'll Remember
- You Get What You Give
- Not The End
- Roots Before Branches
- Glory Days
- Forever Young
- Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 40 million songs, 12 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester). Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Darren Criss (Blaine) and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.
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